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What is the adoption process in Australia and why don’t more children get adopted?

ABC Everyday / By Yasmin Jeffery

Asking people who want kids why they don’t “just adopt” is a common refrain but actual adoption in Australia isn’t all that common.

Just 334 adoptions were finalised in 2019-20.

So why don’t more adoptions happen and what’s really involved in the process?

Why are there so few adoptions in Australia?